I'm at a loss - I had a file rejected because it didn't include all important info for model release. I re-submitted with that information intact and the photo is still being sent back for re-submission with correct release.
Are we supposed to use the Adobe provided releases for these? I was under the impression that I could use my own release and it's a little frustrating to have to send a new document for my clients to sign.
Here's the photo in question.
Here's a censored copy of the release:
Hello vektordallas, Here is the latest information from Adobe staff. Hopefully, this will help you understand why the model release needs fixing. Best regards, JH
You can download a model release template from the Adobe Stock Contributor portal, find it here, or route the model release for an electronic signature using Adobe Sign directly from the Contributor portal. The process is straight forward and there’s no need to download any software to make it work. For information, see Upload a model or property release.
Download our detailed checklist to confirm that you are including all required information:
Use this model release checklist to make sure that the forms you submit comply with our requirements.
We accept model releases in many languages. We also accept forms obtained from other sources if they include all the required information found in our checklist and are filled out properly. See above for downloadable Model release checklist.
You can’t use your own form. There are, however, several forms that are accepted. Please read the requirements for the model release, because those are very important and Adobe does not accept your picture if the model release is not as required.
The problem with model realeases is that a moderator can decide that all the required information are present, but if you use a different form, the moderator cannot know if the release is legally binding as Adobe expect it should be.
You actually CAN use your own form. I finally got it to a point where my images have been approved without a problem.
Ok, great. Thank you for letting us know.
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It is better to use the relevant release provided by the company, other than your own, or that of anyone else. Adobe no doubt has made legal consultation regarding the relevant releases. In addition, the time of the moderators are limited, and it would consume a lot of time to crosscheck to make sure everything is in tact. Depending on the policy of the company it might even require relevant professionals to crosscheck and compare jargons to make sure that what is laid out in your release has the exact same meaning as Adobe's. I don't think you'd want to wait that long to have your image approve.
Comparing the wording of your document and that of Adobe, yours is too general and lacks the element of protection against illegal use. Adobe's document tends to be more specific. And also there's the requirement to add the model's photo to the document before submitting.
In my opinion, the lady on the inside is recognizable. I believe you'll need a release for her also.
In addition to the foregoing comment of Joan and Abambo, I hope you find this helpful.